Contact Us

Contact information
The LIDS team is always excited to speak with current members, potential members, fellow students, practitioners and members of the alumni community! Please find the appropriate contact person for your needs below:

To subscribe to the LIDS email list-serve, please send a message to with SUBSCRIBE in the subject line.

For information regarding membership, please contact the Vice President of Community, Ishita Kala. If you would like to join the LIDS email list, please fill out the form on the right side of this page.

For questions regarding co-sponsoring events with LIDS, matters related to alumni involvement, or interest in collaborating with LIDS, please contact either of the Co-Vice Presidents of Collaboration: Elizabeth Loftus or Chris Crawford.

Speakers & Careers
For academics, development practitioners, or professional organizations interested in speaking to the LIDS community, please contact either of the Co-Vice Presidents of Speakers and Events: Akhila Kolisetty or Melanie Emmen.

For questions about leadership, elections, or law & development opportunities at Harvard Law School, please email Co-Presidents Sarah Weiner and Beth Nehrling.

For students and practitioners interested in joining a LIDS development project, or for development organizations interested in partnering with LIDS, please email Co-Vice Presidents of Projects, Sam Datlof and Carol Tan, or check out our projects page here.

For general inquiries and suggestions, please email LIDS at